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Plex Media Server 1.0 is out

Plex Media Server 1.0 is now available for download. The latest version of the popular cross-platform media server application is mostly a bug fix release but still noteworthy due to the version bump.

Plex Media Server enables you to run a media server on a computer running Windows, Mac or Linux, or on various NAS systems including those offered by Netgear, Synology or QNAP.

The content the media server makes available is then accessible through applications, again on desktop devices, mobile devices, smart TVs and consoles to name a few.

Improve YouTube’s performance with h264ify for Firefox

YouTube works well most of the time if you use a relatively new device to access the site even if you push the available video resolution to the maximum.

The same cannot be said for low power devices, for instance the majority of computers that are five or even ten years old.

While YouTube works when you access the site, you may experience full load on the cpu, your laptop becoming hot like crazy, video stutter, battery drain, or other issues.

When Software Companies don’t accept No

One of the most frustrating experience when it comes to software is how some companies won't accept no for an answer when it comes to software.

A prime example of this is how Microsoft advertises Windows 10 on devices running Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Instead of displaying a one-time dialog to users with clearly identifiable Yes, No and maybe "not now" options, it uses various tactics to push its new operating system.

ShadowCopyView manage Shadow Copy files

ShadowCopyView is a new portable program for the Windows operating system that lets you browse Volume Shadow Copy snapshots, and copy individual files as well.

Volume Shadow Copy is a Windows Service that creates snapshots of files and folders either automatically or manually. It is used by Windows features such as System Restore, and can also be used by third party tools.

One of the main advantages that it offers is that it can copy files even when they are in use.

How to change the IE and Edge download folder

Both Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are configured to download files to the user's download folder by default.

The location does not change across devices, so that Windows users know where to look when it comes to locating downloaded files on Windows machines.

How to manage downloads in Chrome for Android

When you check out the Chrome browser on Android, you may notice that it offers no option to manage downloads.

The download listing that is part of the desktop version of Chrome is missing, and the internal URL chrome://downloads does not working either.

When you check the menu, you will notice quickly that there is no download link either, and that the history is limited to the browsing history.

How to remove True Key by Intel Security

The following guide walks you through the steps of removing True Key by Intel Security from your operating system.

True Key by Intel Security  is a password manager by Intel that is available as a limited free version and a premium subscription version.

Many users may come in contact with the program without really wanting to, as it is offered as an opt-out option when Adobe Flash is downloaded from Adobe's official website.

Block Facebook Live Notifications

The following guide walks you through the steps of blocking Facebook Live Notifications for live video streams on the social networking site.

Facebook Live is a relatively new feature on Facebook that users of the service can utilize to stream live video on the site.

Linking Windows 10 licenses to Microsoft Accounts

Microsoft introduced a new feature in windows 10 Build 14371 that allows you to link the digital license of the operating system to a Microsoft Account.

Even though Microsoft stated in the announcement that the feature is available starting with Build 14371, things look different currently than how Microsoft describes them.

Considering that this is a preview build after all, you can expect the feature to become available with the Anniversary Update at the latest.

Microsoft describes the feature in the following way:

Should you put tape over a webcam?

Putting tape over the camera of a laptop or mobile device is a low-cost solution to block the camera from capturing what is happening in front of the device.

The reasoning behind taping over a built-in camera of a laptop, other mobile device or desktop computer is simple: prevent anyone from using the camera to stream or record what the camera captures.

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